Citroën were obviously in the mood for a bit of a tease when they revealed these images of the DS4 Racing. The problem is that at the moment it’s nothing more than a concept, although it’s not too big a stretch of the imagination to picture this model sitting in a showroom.
The Citroën DS4 Racing concept is set to be shown at the Geneva Motor Show. Like the DS3 Racing before it, the DS4 Racing has been developed by Citroën Racing, Citroën’s seven-time WRC winning motorsports division.
The concept is powered by a heavily modified version of Citroën’s 1.6-litre turbo, and in the DS4 Racing it manages the impressive feat of offering 256bhp (that’s 160bhp per litre) while only kicking out 155g/km of CO2 emissions.
The DS4 Racing concept has a 35mm lower ride height and wider track (55mm front and 75mm rear). The brakes are upgraded to four-piston calipers at the front, covered in larger 19-inch wheels. The striking looks of the concept are enhanced by a unique matt grey paintwork that has a textured effect, complemented by a two-tone roof and two-tone wheels. There are even a few carbon fibre components including an air diffuser, front splitter and wheel arch extensions.
Will the DS4 Racing make it into production? Fingers crossed, yes, and judging by how well Citroën’s DS models are selling it would seem like a missed opportunity if they didn’t get this exciting new hot hatch into the showrooms.